housing bubble

Why Is The Rent So Damn High?
Wall Street has a new scheme to keep rents high and money flowing into the pockets of wealthy investors. Read more...
Jacqueline Barber, a retired Atlanta police detective who has been fighting cancer and eviction, gets to keep her home after a long battle with her multiple banks. Read more...
Occupy Our Homes, the Home Defenders League, and others are joining fed-up homeowners who are ready to demand action from the DOJ against criminal bankers. Read more...
Moments before Ameia Egana, aged 53, was to be evicted from her fourth floor apartment, she clambered over the balcony railing and jumped to her death. Police at the scene said she died on impact. It is the second suicide in Spain in a matter Read more...
The US’ housing bubble burst nearly six years ago, but the worst may be yet to come. After a landmark settlement, the major banks have lifted a freeze on foreclosures and government relief has been too small to make a difference. Public Read more...

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Watch Money, Power and Wall Street: Part One on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE. Frontline: FRONTLINE’s four-hour epic on the global financial crisis — the first two hours of which aired Tuesday evening — goes inside the struggles Read more...
After months of painstaking talks, the nation’s biggest banks have agreed to a $25 billion settlement that could provide relief to more than two million current and former American homeowners harmed by the bursting of the housing bubble, state and federal officials said. Read more...
Federal officials laughed at warning signals, and gushed that Alan Greenspan was totally awesome as the economy headed towards the biggest iceberg in about 70 years. Reading the Federal Reserve transcripts- available here - was much like watching "The Titanic," without the Grammy winning theme song or the romantic sex scenes between Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. Read more...
First, there's this technical definition that says there's a recovery. Why? Because some rich people are getting richer? If the economy doesn't serve Read more...
It seems that, in the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, which allowed uncontrolled corporate money into elections, that (surprise Read more...